A Supreme Court lawyer served a legal notice on Tuesday asking the Dhaka University authorities to take steps for holding election to Dhaka University Central Students Union in seven days.
The lawyer, Manzill Murshid, warned that a petition would be field with the High Court against Dhaka University vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman, proctor AKM Golam Rabbani and treasurer Kamal Uddin on charge of contempt of the court if they failed in seven days to comply with a High Court order for the election.
On January 17, the High Court bench of Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan asked the Dhaka University authorities to take steps for holding DUCSU polls at a ‘suitable time, preferably within six months.’
The bench also asked the home ministry to maintain law and order during the DUCSU polls.
The bench observed that the legitimate expectations of Dhaka University students to cast their votes had been violated by not holding DUCSU elections in over 27 years in a row since 1990 though the Dhaka University Order 1973 required holding the elections every year.
The court also said that the Dhaka University senate cannot be formed properly without five elected representatives of the DUCSU.
The Dhaka University senate has been formed without the five DUSCU representatives for long, it said.
The court pronounced the verdict after hearing a writ petition, 25 Dhaka University students jointly filed in April 2012.
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